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Getting a Grasp on Infinity

An oncologist sets out to rid a patient of cancer through microwave radiation, seeking a target temperature that destroys the tumor while remaining below the threshold for damaging healthy cells. Overlapping and interconnected tissues of the body make this a vexing problem one too large for even a computer to be able to generate an answer.

But for Lehigh's Frank Curtis, assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering, problems of infinite dimension aren't insurmountable they just require a better algorithm.

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